Applications to remit sentences for contempt of court - Jeremy Richmond

Wed, 30 August, 2017

Jeremy Richmond recently appeared for an overseas national in the Commercial Court case A v. B [2017] EWHC 2116 (Comm) where he successfully obtained the full remission of an 18-month prison sentence for contempt of court arising from breaches of court orders.

Based on the particular circumstances of the case and further evidence, the Court granted full remission notwithstanding the fact that Jeremy's client had not served any of his sentence and for good reason did not appear at the application itself.

The Judgment can be found here.


Jeremy Richmond

Jeremy specialises in commercial and modern chancery law.  He is described in Chambers and Partners as a “superb advocate” whose “expertise in chancery, commercial and banking matters is a useful complement to his insolvency skills”. 

Jeremy’s practice encompasses a broad range of matters including contentious insolvency (covering a wide variety of cross-border insolvency issues in particular in relation to insolvency / restructuring in Chambers’ core areas of shipping, commodities, insurance and aviation e.g. Jeremy has advised and / or appeared for key parties in OW Bunker, Hanjin Shipping and Arik Airlines), company law (including directors misfeasance), shareholder and joint venture disputes, sale of goods (both international and domestic), fraud (with an emphasis on asset recovery) and all aspects of general commercial law.  He regularly appears in the Chancery Division as well as in the Commercial and Mercantile Courts.  Jeremy often works in conjunction with Counsel from other jurisdictions and with experts. 

Many of his cases involve a cross-over between ‘modern’ chancery and commercial litigation. 

Jeremy was admitted to the New York Bar in 1996 and has worked as a New York lawyer for blue chip law firms in Manhattan and then the City.  

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